International Guest Society

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand welcomes the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand (CSSH) as the 2017 International Guest Hand Society.  The Guest Society program offers the opportunity for Annual Meeting attendees to exchange scientific ideas and increase knowledge of Canadian research techniques and progress in the hand and upper extremity community.  As the honoree, the Canadian Society will be acknowledged in the Opening Ceremony and will be recognized as the guest of honor at the International Reception.  Review the full benefits list.

Guest Society Scientific Posters

As a part of our International Guest Hand Society program the ASSH will feature a special interactive poster section online highlighting scientific contributions from Canadian researchers and authors.   Poster abstracts will be accepted through February 6, 2017. The iPoster website will launch at the end of summer. 

Guest Society Ambassador Program

On Thursday September 7 the ASSH will host a Guest Society Ambassador breakfast. All attendees from Canada are encouraged to RSVP to attend and be matched with an ASSH ambassador. Ambassadors will help make introductions be available to answer questions about the ASSH and offer a friendly hand to help Canadian attendees navigate the Annual Meeting. To RSVP to attend or to sign up as an ambassador please contact [email protected].  More information will be sent in the summer.

International Reception

All international attendees and their guests are invited to the International Reception held on Friday night from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  CSSH will be honored as our Guest Society.  Enjoy music food and drink while gathering with your international colleagues and leadership from the ASSH.

"VIP" Lounge

The VIP Lounge offers a quiet gathering place for International Attendees and Hand Foundation "Giving Circle" members.  The lounge will be open Wednesday at 6:00 AM and will close on Saturday at 4:00 PM and will feature morning and afternoon refreshments along with internet enabled computer workstations with printers.  Note: the lounge is by invitation-only to qualified AFSH donors and international attendees. Spouses and families are not permitted.  

Hand-e Subscription

All hand care professionals from Canada may request a complimentary subscription to Hand-e for immediate use, through December 31, 2017.  Submit your complete contact information, including mailing address and email to [email protected].

international Membership Invitation

CSSH members are invited to apply for 2018 International Membership.  Your membership application fee will be waived ($0 USD) and your first year membership dues will be discounted by 50%.  The 2018 International Membership application will be available in August 2017.

Registration & U.S. Travel Requirements

Members of the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand are eligible for a registration discount of $550 USD which will automatically be applied at registration. Canadian allied health registrants will receive a meeting rate of $450 USD.  

International Bring a Young Surgeon Program

The ASSH is excited to announce for the third year we are offering the International Bring a Young Surgeon program.  Learn how you can sponsor a trainee for a free registration to attend the Annual Meeting!

Guest Society Past Honorees include:

 2016 Japan Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand
Download 2016 IGHS Poster Abstract Book
 2015 Spain Spanish Society for Surgery of the Hand
Visit the 2015 e-Poster Site
2014 Brazil Brazilian Society for Surgery of the Hand 
2013 Australia   Australian Hand Surgery Society
Download 2013 IGHS Poster Abstract Book
2012 Korea Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand
2011 U.K. British Society for Surgery of the Hand
2010 Sweden Swedish Society for Surgery of the Hand
2009 China Chinese Hand Surgery Society
2008 France Societe Francaise de Chirugie de la Main
2007 Japan Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand